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Jordan Zumwalt perfect fit for a team that wants to hit

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 23, 2014 – 7:53 am

UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt

UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt

INDIANAPOLIS–When we last left UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, he was leaving the field following a practice at the Senior Bowl, and blood was trickling from his forehead. This was one day after coaches had instructed Zumwalt to dial back his contact.

You want a hitter? Zumwalt is your guy.

Zumwalt will work out on Monday at the scouting combine, and should his athletic measurables equal his gusto for the game, Zumwalt might begin  a sharp rise up draft boards.

“Coach Mora really helped change the program a lot. UCLA used to have the reputation of being soft. A lot of our guys hated that. We weren’t about that at all. That’s when Coach Mora showed up and he just made it OK for us to be ourselves,” Zumwalt said.

The new directive culminated with Zumwalt delivering the hit of the bowl season, a knockout blow to Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas.

“That probably is the best hit of my career, and I’m really grateful for that opportunity I had,” Zumwalt said. “You know, everybody wants to take the quarterback out of the game. It’s nice when you don’t have to play against the starting quarterback.”

On the surface, Zumwalt doesn’t appear to fit the new NFL culture, but Seattle just won a Super Bowl with an against-the-grain approach, and a Packers team in need of help on defense, especially at linebacker, might have interest in Zumwalt.

“It was against Oregon,” Zumwalt said when asked on Saturday about the personal foul penalty that earned him notoriety for being a borderline dirty player. “I’d hit De’Anthony Thomas. I hit him across the middle and I gave him a ‘good night’ (hands together, up against the side of the face as if he were sleeping). I was just all emotion. Thinking back to it, I was an idiot for doing that. You should never do that. It looks bad. I was really caught up in the emotion and that’s what I did. It felt right at the time. That’s the way I was feeling toward him, so that’s what I did. It turned out that it wasn’t a penalty because I didn’t hit him with just my helmet. It wasn’t targeting, so there was no reason to throw the flag.”

Want some muscle? Can you live with a player that doesn’t fit the culture? Here’s your guy.


Posted in Packers.com Blog | 8 Comments »


8 Responses to “Jordan Zumwalt perfect fit for a team that wants to hit”

  1. By dunjav2013 on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Reblogged this on dunjav.

  2. By Spanko on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    DRAFT HIM

  3. By NOW on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    THIS GUY

  4. By axespray on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Anyone that can tackle.

  5. By Debby Downer on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    The Packers will draft him and he’ll be a flop. I just know it.

  6. By Bob LawBlaw on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Debby Downer is going to kill themselves.. but before they do… they are going to post to facebook that they were bullied… I just know it…..

  7. By Scott Campbell on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Draft the best linebacker on the board in round 2, cut Hawk,
    and keep Neal.

  8. By wiguyinmn on Feb 24, 2014 | Reply

    Why cut Hawk? He’s currently the best you’ve got at ILB, and uou’ve basically already paid for his services. Also, Neal plays DE & OLB, not ILB.

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